Episode 42

Camera Drones, Ad Trackers, and That Netflix Movie


October 2nd, 2020

51 mins 12 secs

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Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Kyle Rankin, and Petros Koutoupis talk about Amazon's new flying camera, ad tech, and The Social Dilemma.

00:01:27 The spying based advertising business is on it's way out
00:05:55 The Amazon's April fools joke that is now a product
00:12:14 Doc's issue with 'Alexa' listening to you all the time
00:15:09 California's CCPA
00:16:14 Kyle's perspective on the Amazon drone
00:21:36 Scale of mass surveillance
00:30:28 Facial recognition
00:34:12 Katherine is looking for some good news...
00:35:58 Normalization of fear mongering
00:40:05 When can a company legitimately collect your personal information
00:41:12 What do regulators really hope to do
00:42:32 Lets talk about "the movie"...

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  • Blacklight — A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector - Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn.
  • Amazon wants to put a Ring drone inside your home and LOL WTF? — Not merely content to film both the outside and inside of your home from fixed points, the company announced Thursday a Ring drone that will fly around the interior of your home, shooting and livestreaming video in the process. Say hello to the Always Home Cam, a product that's very existence poses the question: What the absolute fuck is Amazon thinking?

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